The REIT sector - offering a yield of about 1.30% more than Treasurys - may look nominally...

|By:, SA News Editor

The REIT sector - offering a yield of about 1.30% more than Treasurys - may look nominally attractive, but it's a sell, says John Coumarianos. The companies are trading at 22X Funds From Operations (FFO) - offering no margin of safety should rates turn higher. Most expensive are the apartment owners - EQR, AVB, UDR - priced as if they will have annual rent increases of 5-6% forever.